Texas among top schools for No. 1 '25 G Aaliyah Chavez

Texas and Vic Schaefer are looking to secure a commitment from the No. 1 2025 recruit, guard Aaliyah Chavez.
Aaliyah Chavez
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Texas women's basketball and head coach Vic Schaefer are in the mix among the top schools for the nation's top-rated high school recruit in the 2025 class, point guard Aaliyah Chavez. The 5-foot-9 Monterey High School (TX) product from the Lubbock area is rated as the No. 1 recruit in the nation in the 2025 class, according to ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60.

No. 1 2025 recruit Aaliyah Chavez has Texas women's basketball among her leading schools

Schaefer and the Longhorns are looking to continue to build momentum on the court and the recruiting trail after a deep run in the NCAA Tournament in 2024. Texas has the No. 1 recruit in the nation in the 2025 class, Chavez, in their sights.

Horns247 reported on May 30 (paid content) that Texas is in the mix among the top group of schools for Chavez heading into a critical stretch of her recruitment. Chavez is reportedly the top priority for Schaefer and staff on the recruiting trail in the 2025 class entering the summer.

Chavez included Texas among her top 10 schools she announced in a post on her X account in October 2023. The other top nine schools she included in her latest round of finalist cuts were the Tennessee Lady Vols, UCLA Bruins, Ohio State Buckeyes, Oklahoma Sooners, LSU Tigers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Arizona Wildcats, USC Trojans, and Texas Tech Red Raiders.

A handful of Chavez's top schools she included among her top group of 10 last fall are separating themselves entering the summer. Texas, Texas Tech, LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, and UCLA are reportedly the six schools standing out to Chavez at this point of her recruitment.

It's noteworthy that the Longhorns show no signs of letting up in this recruitment over the next few months either.

Chavez is one of the most hyped-up recruits in the last half-decade in women's hoops. She's received comparisons to the likes of the Iowa Hawkeyes legend and No. 1 overall pick in the 2024 WNBA Draft of the Indiana Fever, Caitlyn Clark.

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